Commercial Street is a crowded street in Bangalore. Twenty years ago, Commercial Street & Brigade Road were the most popular shopping markets in Bangalore.
With the introduction of the Bangalore shopping Malls, the Commercial Street shops and the Brigade Road shops have lost their popularity. Though they are still crowded, some of the well-known shops have moved to the malls.
Fabindia is a very popular store. They are, in fact, the first retail chain stores for ethnic garments to operate in India. They have grown manifold after they opened their first store in Greater Kailash, New Delhi in 1960.
They stock an astonishing variety of ethnic wear garments. Salwar kameez, short kurtis, long kurtas, straight pants, palazzo pants, salwars and churidars are available here in a variety of colours. They are predominantly in cotton, chanderi cotton, chanderi silks and in tussar. You will also spot Block prints from Rajasthan in many of their creations.
There is a separate section for dupattas in chanderi silk, Banarasi fabrics and in cottons. The Banarasi dupatta would cost about Rs10000/piece.
The sarees are exclusive and fashionable.
Silk cotton sarees, Banarasi cotton sarees, Gadwal sarees, Maheswari cotton sarees, Jamdani cotton sarees, Tussar silk sarees and Kanjivaram silk sarees are all available. The average price would be Rs10000 to Rs 12000/piece.
They also stock accessories such as jewellery – bracelets, earrings, long chains and scarves and stoles in silk
Cushion covers in ethnic prints and Rajasthani quilts are colourful. In addition, they have bed covers and sheets, Towels and carpets.
Fabindia is one of the best shops for ethnic garments and home furnishing items. Hence, it is a highly recommended shop. They have loyal customers.